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SOS Children Villages



Who are we?

SOS Children Village is social, non-profit, non-politic and non-religious organization acting on assistance to children who have lost parental care or at risk of losing it.

SOS Children Village is member of the international organization, SOS Kinderdorf International, founded by Herman Gmeinner in year 1949. Currently it is present in 132 countries all over the world in
assistance to children, families and communities.

SOS Children Villages, Albania programmes:
a. SOS Children Village which provides care for children who have lost parental care. SOS youth communities which provide care for youngsters without parental care 14-18 years old.
b. Family strengthening which provides support for vulnerable children who are at risk of losing parental care.
d. SOS School Hermann Gmeinner and SOS Kindergarten which provides education for vulnerable children and children from community.
e. Advocacy projects which advocates for the rights of children without parental care and those at risk of losing it.

Target group
Children without parental care or at risk of losing parental care.


We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities.

We work for children who are orphaned, abandoned or whose families are unable to care for them. We give these children the opportunity to build lasting relationships within a family.

Our family approach in the SOS Children’s Village is based on four principles: Each child needs a mother, and grows up most naturally with brothers and sisters, in their own house, within a supportive village environment. We help them shape their own futures

We enable children to live according to their own culture and to be active members of the community.

We help children to recognise and express their individual abilities, interests and talents.

We ensure that children receive the education and skills training they need to be successful and contributing members of society.
We share in community life and respond to the social development needs of society’s most vulnerable children and young people.
We establish facilities and programmes that aim to strengthen families and prevent the abandonment of children.
We join hands with community members to provide education and health care, and respond to emergencies.

Our vision

Every child belongs to a family and grows with love, respect and security.

Every child grows with respect

Every child grows with security